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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 8: (search)
wever, I do not give up yet. I have actually engaged a man to come to me six hours a week. . . . . But, as to engage a man to talk with me would be the surest way to stop all conversation, I have taken a professor of architecture, on condition he should explain to me the principles, theory, and history of his art in Italian. This will do something for me. . . . . I should be sorry to go out of Italy without being able to speak the language well. . . . . I shall probably go from Leghorn to Barcelona about May first, and from Portugal to England, uncertain whether by water or by Paris, about the middle of October. More of this hereafter. Geo. To Elisha Ticknor. January 15, 1818. . . . . Rome continues to be all to me that my imagination ever represented it, and all that it was when I first arrived here. This is saying a great deal after a residence of above two months; but in truth I find the resources of this wonderful city continually increasing upon me the longer I remain i
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 9: (search)
Chapter 9: Journey from Barcelona to Madrid. Madrid. Conde. government of Spain. the Inquisition. public institutions. education. School for deaf-mutes. bull-fights. To Elisha Ticknor. Madrid, May 23, 1818. My last was from Barcelona, dear father and mother, just fourteen days ago. As you may well suppose, in a country such as this, where all comfortable or decent means of travelling fail, I took the shortest route to reach this place; but, though the distance i opportunity to purchase provisions, you cannot keep so provided that you will not sometimes want a meal. Since I left Barcelona I have not been in a single inn where the lower story was not a stable, and of course the upper one as full of fleas asa certain degree of obedience, and the king decrees it; but the obedience may or may not follow, as in a case I knew at Barcelona, where an oppressed individual demanded simply a hearing of his case. The king ordered it by a formal decree to be had
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
Pietro, 368 note. Bagot, Sir Charles and Lady Mary, 295 and note. Baillie, Miss, Joanna, 413, 414, 479. Bainbridge, Commodore, 373. Baird, Sir, David, 412, 413. Balbo, Count, Cesare, 210, 212, 213, 306, 307; letters from, 307, 309. Balbo, Countess, 209. Balbo, Count, Prospero, 209, 210, 308. Balhorn, Herr, 85. Baltimore, visits, 41, 349, 351. Bancroft, Hon., George, 385. Banks, Sir, Joseph, 258 note, 263, 294. Barante, Baron de, 137, 138, 256. Barbour, Philip, 347. Barcelona, visits, 185, 191. Baring, Bingham, 411. Baring, Thomas, 411. Barnard, Mr., 459. Baudissin, Count, 467, 468, 473 and note, 475, 476, 482, 491. Baudissin, Countess, 467. Bauer, Mademoiselle, 469, 478 and note. Bavaria, Crown Prince of (Ludwig I.), 177. Beaumont, Gustave de, 421. Beauvillers, M., 122. Beck, Dr., Professor at Harvard College, 351, 352. Beck, Professor, 108. Beckford, William, 246 and note. Bedford, Sixth Duke of, 268-270. Belem Church and Convent,